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What is the CARE Team? 

The CARE Team is an interdisciplinary team across campus who discuss student concerns and provide appropriate interventions for the well-being of the student and the safety of the University community. The CARE Team was created to meet regularly to review critical incidents and students in crisis.

CARE Team Mission

The mission of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse's CARE Team is to provide a proactive and supportive multidisciplinary team approach to the management, assessment, and intervention of situations or individuals that may pose a threat to the safety and well-being of the University community, thereby helping maintain a safe campus environment conducive to learning, personal growth, and success.

How to report a student of concern? 

You can report a student of concern by contacting the Student Life Office at 608-785-8062 or by completing this online reporting form

Examples of when to report a student of concern:

  • Student is disruptive in class or other University activities
  • Student is displaying any of the following behaviors: change in mood, change in behavior, change in appearance, exhaustion, alcohol/drug use
  • Other students voice concern about disruptive behavior

The Signs of Disruptive Behavior

Disruptive individuals exhibit behaviors that may signify that they are in a crisis situation and may need intervention or support. 

Examples include:

  1. Highly disruptive behavior that is verbally and/or physically (e.g. hostility, aggression, violence, etc.)
  2. Inability to communicate clearly (garbled, slurred speech; unconnected, disjointed, or rambling thoughts).
  3. Loss of contact with reality (seeing or hearing things that others cannot see or hear; beliefs or actions greatly at odds with reality or probability).
  4. Inappropriate communications (including threatening letters, e-mail messages, harassment).
  5. New or repeated behavior that pushes the limits of decorum and which interferes with effective management of the immediate environment.

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger contact Emergency Services immediately 911. 

If there is not an immediate threat, please contact the Student Life Office during normal business hours (M-F; 8:00a-4:30p). For information after hours, please contact University Police at 608-789-9000. 

When to call police

9-1-1 for immediate threat to life (608) 789-9999 for all others

  • Any incident involving any weapon being displayed. (911)
  • Any incident where a person has been injured by the actions of another.
  • Any incident where a threat to harm or kill someone was make.
  • Any suicide attempt
  • Any substantial property damage.
  • Any incident involving a hate crime.
  • Any crime or disturbance in progress when rescue or emergency medical assistance is needed.

IF IN DOUBT, call and let trained personnel decide!